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Law school to host juveniles and crime conference

22 October 2007

ATTENTION: Higher education, courts and police reporters

Contact: Susan Gluss
(510) 642-6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu

"Juvenile Justice Reform," a two-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) that will address important and timely topics involving youth and crime.

The event, sponsored by the law school's Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice and by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, is open to all who pre-register and pay the conference fee. There is no cost to journalists covering the event.

Topics will include juvenile corrections reform in California, disproportionate minority confinement, alternatives to incarceration, legal representation of juveniles, juvenile crime issues in the media, juvenile detention reform, girls in the juvenile justice system, and juveniles tried as adults. See more online via: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/bccj/conferences/gault/program.html.

Friday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law (at Bancroft Way and Piedmont Avenue)

Attendees from across the nation will include district attorneys, public defenders, judges, young adults previously imprisoned as juveniles, local and state elected officials, probation officials, state corrections officials, criminal law experts, journalists and leaders of non-profits. Speakers will include:

  • San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris
  • Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel
  • Karen Pank, executive director, Chief Probation Officers of California
  • Bernard Warner, chief deputy secretary, division of juvenile justice, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • James Bell, executive director, San Francisco-based W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice - - Fairness and Equity
  • Solomon Moore, reporter, New York Times